Biden pledges ‘total, unvarnished commitment’ to Israel’s security

Vice President Joe Biden pledges “total, unvarnished commitment” to the security of Israel, having arrived in the country in the midst of a spate of terror attacks.

Biden landed at Ben-Gurion Airport in late afternoon, as Israel reeled from three attacks — in Jerusalem, in Petah Tikva, and in Jaffa, not far from where he held his visit’s first meeting, with former president Shimon Peres.

Speaking after their talks, Peres says Israel was battling terror attacks, and was also battling for peace, and specifically a two-state solution.

Responded Biden: “We have absolutely, total unvarnished commitment to the security of Israel.” He also says he hopes “we can make some progress” during his meetings in Israel and in the West Bank on Wednesday.

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